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Valedictorians turn to apps for success

Last year, Newsday surveyed Long Island's valedictorians, asking them for everything from studying tips to weird superstitions. Here we take a look at the apps they said either helped them succeed or kill time on their way to becoming the best students in the region.

1. Flashcards+

Kacie Candela of H. Frank Carey High School
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Kacie Candela of H. Frank Carey High School said Flashcards+ is a great app and using flashcards to learn material is more effective than reading something over and over.

2. Quizlet

Millions of students use Quizlet to study, including
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Millions of students use Quizlet to study, including some of Long Island's valedictorians. The app helps with study habits, using images and audio too.

3. Studyblue

The app lets students create and study flashcards
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The app lets students create and study flashcards for free, create quizzes and track progress. Emily Linko of Hauppauge High School endorsed this app.

4. Scribd

Scribd brings users a world of more than
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Scribd brings users a world of more than one million books, audiobooks and comics. It also earned a recommendation on the list of apps that helped Long Island's valedictorians succeed.

5. WolframAlpha

The app has become a popular source for
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The app has become a popular source for instant, expert knowledge and computation. The app uses data to compute answers and generate reports.

6. Alarm Clock

Harshil Garg, valedictorian of Bethpage High School, said
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Harshil Garg, valedictorian of Bethpage High School, said everyone needs an alarm clock.

7. Dictionary.com

Tyler Fenton of Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School
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Tyler Fenton of Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School said the Dictionary.com app helped him succeed.

8. Calendar

To become a valedictorian, it's important to be
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To become a valedictorian, it's important to be organized - and, so, it shouldn't be a surprise that the calendar was mentioned as a key component to a valedictorian's success. Pictured here is the Google Calendar app.

9. Draw Something

The Draw Something app was mentioned by one
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The Draw Something app was mentioned by one valedictorian, who is a fan of the social drawing and guessing game.

10. Facebook

See ... valedictorians are not all that different.
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See ... valedictorians are not all that different. They use the Facebook app too and Radiyyah Hussein of Central Islip High School mentioned it as an app that helped along the way.

11. Gmail

Joseph Wetzel, valedictorian at Northport High School, credits
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Joseph Wetzel, valedictorian at Northport High School, credits the wildly popular Gmail mobile app for helping him through the day.

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